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23rd Regimental Band, Kansas

23rd Regimental Band, Kansas
Date: 1898
This is a group of formal portraits of the members of the 23rd Regimental Band. The band began in 1890 as Jackson's Dispatch Band of Topeka, Kansas, then enlisted during the Spanish-American War as the regimental band for the all-black 23rd Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The captions give their name, musical instrument, and hometown. Lieutenant Colonel James Beck was the regimental commander of the 23rd Regiment. The band was commanded by 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant, Samuel T. Jones, and directed by Professor George W. Jackson. First row, left to right: Sergeant Elijah E. Davis, E flat trumpet, Kansas City, Kansas; Charles A. Brown, Quartermaster Sergeant, Solo B flat cornet, Topeka; Samuel T. Jones, 2nd Lt & Adjutant, Kansas City, Kansas; Professor George W. Jackson, band master, solo slide trombone, Topeka; Andrew W. Washington, 1st Principal Musician, baritone, Kansas City, Kansas; Samuel M. Holt, Principal Musician & C.T. 2nd Tenor Slide Trombone, Wathena. Second row: Unknown, E flat clarinet, Topeka; Thomas Jackson, 1st B flat clarinet, Topeka; Horace G. Wilder, piccolo, Wichita; Dana Moore, drum major, Kansas City, Kansas; Albert Buford, flute, Wichita; Leander W. Northington, solo B flat cornet, Topeka; Henry R. Davis, 1st B flat cornet, Parsons. Third row: Charles D. Rhodes, 2nd B flat cornet, Bonner Springs; Z. Van Ewing, B flat cornet, Leavenworth; Thomas P. Shelton, solo alto, Kansas City, Kansas; William Vaughn, 2nd Alto, Topeka; Jasper Thornton, 1st tenor slide trombone, Atlanta, Georgia; Robert Parks, 2nd tenor slide trombone, Ft. Scott. Fourth row: Hollie E. Searcie, baritone, Topeka; Lester F. Kennedy, 1st tenor, Kansas City, Kansas; William A. Brooks, B flat bass, Topeka; Simeon E. McCarroll, tuba, Topeka; Prentice Griffin, tuba, Fort Scott; Marcus J. Owens, snare drum, Topeka; Wallace Bernal.


A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas

A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
A photograph showing a flock of 2000 sheep on A. H. Baker's ranch on Lower Bluff Creek in Comanche County, Kansas.


Alta Vista Cornet Band from Alta Vista, Kansas

Alta Vista Cornet Band from Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: May 15, 1898
A photograph of the Alta Vista Cornet Band from Alta Vista, Kansas. People in the photograph are: lower row (left to right) Andrew Turney, Charles Chitty, Pearl Thomas, Martin Biglin, Herman Webber, Ottis Turney; middle row (left to right) John Wilds, Joe Syring, Harry Christenson, Union Thomas; upper row (left to right) George Turney, Will Karnisky, Bret Hull, Sam Scott, and Milt Bond.


Altgeld's great speech

Altgeld's great speech
Creator: Altgeld, John P.
Date: 1898
A speech delivered by John P. Altgeld to the working men of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Labor Day, 1897. Altgeld's idea was that government ownership is the remedy for the nation's existing troubles.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train, Temple, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train, Temple, Texas
Date: July 23, 1898
This black and white photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train at Temple, Texas. The train carried the remains of ATSF fireman Whittaker to Goldthwaite, Texas after he and engineer Joe Williams were killed by a lone bandit on Saginaw Hill on July 22, 1898.


B. R. Grimes' mount and day herd, Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory

B. R. Grimes' mount and day herd, Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
View of cowboys on their horses with the mount and day herd. Cowboys changed horses two to three times a day, so the mount and day herd was a supply of rested animals. In the background, is a cattle herd with strays that were gathered up from different pastures. Two chuckwagons are visible in the background.


Barnyard and windmill, Butler County, Kansas

Barnyard and windmill, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1898
This photograph shows the barnyard, windmill, barn, and stable of a farm in Butler County. A man stands on top of a wagon in the center background of the picture. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa

Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa
Date: 1898
Three views of the west side of south Main Street in Ottawa showing various store fronts plus five horse and buggy outfits and bicycles. The photos were donated by Ben Park.


Biennial report of the State Reform School,1898

Biennial report of the State Reform School,1898
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1898
The Kansas State Reform School, also known as the Industrial School for Boys, was established in 1879 by a legislative act that appropriated $35,000 for the erection of buildings, etc., in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. The school was located 3 miles north of the capitol building on an original tract of 170 acres that was given by the city of Topeka. The west wing of the main building was opened on June 1, 1881. The school taught boys the rudiments of useful employment as a means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the facility. The boys learned, among other things, tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, and printing. Information included in this item is the engineer's report, the physician's report, and general statistics of the institution.


Bird's eye view of Council Grove, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: February 25, 1898
This photograph shows a view of Council Grove looking east from the hill "near stand pipe." The waterworks plant is visible in the distance.


Blue River wagon bridge in Manhattan, Kansas

Blue River wagon bridge in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: July 04, 1898
A photograph showing the Engel twins with their bicycles on the Blue River wagon bridge in Manhattan, Kansas.


Boats on the Kansas River near Manhattan, Kansas

Boats on the Kansas River near Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Orr, S. C.
Date: 1898
This is a stereograph showing a boat landing on the Kansas River east of Manhattan, Kansas.


Building the Neosho River dam, Council Grove, Kansas

Building the Neosho River dam, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: February 25, 1898
In this photograph, men are building the Neosho River dam in Council Grove, Kansas. Horses pulling wagons and a man in a buggy are also visible.


Camps at Presidio Reservation in California

Camps at Presidio Reservation in California
Creator: Sutro Heights Gallery
Date: 1898
This is a photograph showing the 51st Iowa, 20th Kansas, 7th Calfornia, and 23rd Regulars camped at Presidio Reservation near San Francisco, California.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1898
This black and white photograph shows groups of people walking in front of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The capitol was located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday. Work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1898
This sepia colored photograph shows a view of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, looking east, from the corner of Ninth and Polk Streets, on the campus of Bethany College. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1898
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul

Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul
Creator: Bristow, Sam
Date: 1896
This is a cabinet card showing Carl Friend, his wife and their son Paul. Carl Friend was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1869. After graduating from Kansas State College in 1888, he worked as a civil engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1889, Friend entered the lumber business in Jackson County, Kansas. He was appointed to the State Board of Regents in 1902 and in 1909, he moved to Lawrence and started a lumber business and owned a farm. Friend was a member of the Advisory Council of Alumni Association of Kansas State College and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees to the Kansas University Endowment Association. He began his political career in 1933, serving as a state senator from 1933 to 1937. In 1939, Friend was elected Lieutenant Governor and served with Governor Payne Ratner until 1943.


Cattle round-up in Clark County, Kansas

Cattle round-up in Clark County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
This is a view of cowboys with a herd of 3,000 cattle on Bluff Creek near Dave Fritzlen's ranch in Clark County, Kansas, 1898.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Colby, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Colby, Kansas
Date: 1898
This black and white photograph shows a track crew working near the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot at Colby, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot, Rexford, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot, Rexford, Kansas
Date: 1898
This photograph shows a group of men standing in front of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot in Rexford, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad wreck, Topeka, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad wreck, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Strickrott, John F.
Date: October 10, 1898
These two black and white photographs show the wreckage of a head on collision between steam locomotives #504 and #577 from the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad near Topeka, Kansas. The crew from the two locomotives escaped with only minor injuries, but four freight cars were destroyed and twenty-five head of horses were killed in the accident.


Council Grove fairgrounds

Council Grove fairgrounds
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: October 22, 1898
This glass-plate negative shows a barn and water pump in a wooded area of the Council Grove fairgrounds.


Cowboys at chuck wagon on Bob Edgar's ranch, Clark County, Kansas

Cowboys at chuck wagon on Bob Edgar's ranch, Clark County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
View of a chuck wagon and cowboys on Bob Edgar's ranch in Clark County, Kansas. Visible in the foreground are blankets and bedding spread on the ground.


Do you believe in temperance, prohibition, and the enforcement of the law?

Do you believe in temperance, prohibition, and the enforcement of the law?
Creator: Gillies Printing Company
Date: 1898
A poster announcing the Annual Convention of the Kansas State Temperance Union at Hamilton Hall in Topeka, Kansas. The convention featured speeches, business sessions, and committee reports.


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